President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila will not contest in elections when they are next held, the information minister Lambert Mende has told the Voice of America channel. According to him, Kabila intends to respect the consitution of the country and to hand over power after the December 2018 elections. The Minister […]

LAGOS — The Police in Lagos, yesterday, confirmed that Afro hip-hop artist, David Davido Adeleke, was being interrogated over the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike, following the discovery that his statements were laced with untruths. However, while briefing newsmen on the update of the investigation yesterday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, […]

KADUNA—Former governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (retd) has warned the Federal Government not to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, saying doing so would be “dangerous and politically unwise.” This came as governors of South-East geopolitical zone have resolved to engage the leader and members of IPOB […]

A South African student mistakenly paid university loan of R14 million ($1,076,568) spent R500,000 ($38,352) in five months since she received the money. The Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape confirmed on Tuesday that the student had received the money from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme through her debit card. The university spokesperson […]

Thousands of Zimbabwe ruling party supporters held a counter protest in the capital Harare to support first lady Grace Mugabe who escaped charges of assault in South Africa where she was granted diplomatic immunity. The key Zanu PF member is accused of attacking 20-year-old South African model Gabriella Engels in a Johannesburg hotel on August […]

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has welcomed the decision by the Cameroonian authorities to release Anglophone leaders, but urged them to also release others detained on spurious charges. Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for West and Central Africa Samira Daoud said in a statement that the other detainees including journalists should not be forgotten. “We […]

Media rights advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has issued a statement tasking the Eritrean government to make known the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held for sixteen years. Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean nationality was arrested in 2001 during a political crackdown in the Horn of Africa nation. RSF’s […]

There is outrage in Somalia following the reported transfer of a citizen to neighbouring Ethiopia. The detention and subsequent transfer of Mr. Abdikarin Sheikh Muse of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been labeled as a breach of national and international laws. Reports of his transfer to Ethiopia started early this week but was […]

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